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Message-passing for Graph-structured Linear Programs: Proximal Methods and Rounding Schemes

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Message-passing for Graph-structured Linear Programs: Proximal Methods and Rounding Schemes
The problem of computing a maximum a posteriori (MAP) configuration is a central computational challenge associated with Markov random fields. There has been some focus on “tree-based” linear programming (LP) relaxations for the MAP problem. This paper develops a family of super-linearly convergent algorithms for solving these LPs, based on proximal minimization schemes using Bregman divergences. As with standard message-passing on graphs, the algorithms are distributed and exploit the underlying graphical structure, and so scale well to large problems. Our algorithms have a double-loop character, with the outer loop corresponding to the proximal sequence, and an inner loop of cyclic Bregman projections used to compute each proximal update. We establish convergence guarantees for our algorithms, and illustrate their performance via some simulations. We also develop two classes of rounding schemes, deterministic and randomized, for obtaining integral configurations from the LP s...
Pradeep Ravikumar, Alekh Agarwal, Martin J. Wainwr
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where JMLR
Authors Pradeep Ravikumar, Alekh Agarwal, Martin J. Wainwright
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